Getting Started With EasyQoS
You can use EasyQoS to apply quality of service (QoS) policies throughout your network. Use the following high-level steps to guide you through the process of setting up a basic EasyQoS policy for your devices.
Before you begin
EasyQoS supports most of the Cisco LAN, WAN, WLAN devices. To verify whether the devices and software versions in your network are supported, see the Supported Platforms for the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module document.
Define your business objectives.
For example, your business objective might be to improve user productivity by minimizing network response times or to identify and deprioritize non-business applications.
With your business objectives in mind, determine the business relevance of your applications.
Decide which category your applications fall into:
Define the scope (or group) of devices that you will configure with a policy.
For more information, see Defining Policy Scopes.
(Optional) Create custom applications.
If you have applications that are not already defined in EasyQoS, you can add them and define their QoS attributes. For more information, see Custom Applications.
(Optional) View the default service provider profiles and, if necessary, create a new service provider profile to fit your needs. For information, see Creating a Customized Service Provider Profile.
Create the policy on wired devices or wireless segments. For information, see Creating or Editing a Policy.
As part of creating the policy, do the following:
(Optional) Validate the policy.
You can view the command line interface (CLI) commands that will be applied to a device when the policy is deployed. For more information, see Policy Preview.
Apply the policy to the scope of devices.
(Optional) Proceed to monitor the application provisioning status and health.
For additional information, see Information about Monitoring EasyQoS.
(Optional) Configure Cisco APIC-EM for Fastlane QoS.
For additional information, see About Cisco APIC-EM and Fastlane QoS.
What to do next
You can see how the deployed policy is working in your network by performing a path trace on two devices and capturing QoS data. For more information, see the Cisco Path Trace Application for APIC-EM User Guide.